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Rangos Giant Cinema
Coming November, 2017!

The new cinema system will include two industry-leading Christie® laser-illuminated 4K laser digital projectors, which will dazzle you with bright, ultra-sharp images, and incredibly vivid colors. Coupled with a premium Dolby Atmos® multichannel surround sound system – a first for institutional giant screen theaters, which uses a huge array of front, back, side and overhead speakers – you will be completely immersed in the action. Read more...

River View Café

Fun and tasty food in an informal setting. Enjoy sandwiches, soup, salads, hot entreés, desserts, and snacks. Sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view of downtown Pittsburgh! Read more...

USS Requin (SS 481) Submarine

Climb aboard a real Cold War-era submarine. Then go below deck, and experience the life of a crew member. Full mobility is required to experience this exhibit. Read more...

 

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XPLOR Store

Take the Science Center home with you! Choose from a wide selection of books, games, toy, microscopes, and a variety of telescopes selected by our expert staff. Read more...

H2Oh!: Why Our Rivers Matter

With the backdrop of Pittsburgh's rivers, discover why our rivers matter, and understand why we need to conserve water. At H2Oh!, located in the Covestro Gallery, explore the environment, fluid dynamics, and a field station. Use a thermal camera to explore the rivers, engineer a pipe system, analyze river data in real time, see local aquatic life, try out the water table, and "freeze" colliding water droplets! Read more...

SpacePlace Atrium

Explore a replica of an International Space Station module, see artifacts from actual space flights, gaze up at a 1/3 size Hubble telescope or launch a rocket. Read more...

Science Stage

Get into the act as science comes alive in this participation demonstration theater. Check the calendar for show times. Read more...

Highmark SportsWorks®

Roll, bounce, climb, and run in a building all about science, sports, fitness, and nutrition. Read more...

 

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Buhl Planetarium

Explore Mars, navigate the stars, or journey through the mysteries of the cosmos. Blast off for an exhilarating new planetarium experience. Check the calendar for show times. Ask about special programs in our rooftop observatory. Read more...

SpacePlace®

Discover more about living and working in space! Read more...

Miniature Railroad & Village®

Speeding locomotives travel western Pennsylvania's landscape, winding through 2,000 miniature replicas and more than 100 animated characters and scenes. Read more...

roboworld

Gear up for a bot-tastic time with more than two dozen hands-on exhibits all about how robots sense, think, and act. Plus, get your photo taken with some of Hollywood's favorite binary beings. Read more...

 

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BodyStage

At the BodyStage, take a journey through the human body – stopping by the intestines, taste buds, and brain – in a fun science lab atmosphere. Live demonstrations explore nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, physical fitness, anatomy, and medical technology. Touch a 5-pound block of 'fat,' see MRI images, and taste healthy edible science. All shows are geared to the Next Generation Science Standards, enjoyable for all ages, and delivered in 30 minutes or less! Read more about BodyStage...

BodyWorks

Presented by Allegheny Health Network
Discover the blood, guts, bones, brains, senses, and mechanics that make us – us! Come pump a heart, stretch your intestines, fool your sense, make your skeleton dance, even observe actual preserved human organs. Learn about the systems that make up that most marvelous machine: the human body. Read more about BodyWorks...

 

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Exploration Station

Explore Forces of Nature – step into the Earthquake Café, control a 4 ft. tornado, or challenge your friends to a solar drag race. Star in a game show about energy, and turn cranks to generate electricity. Be an engineer at BLUE! with molded foam blocks of all shapes and sizes, from small enough to use on a tabletop to huge enough to climb on – and all blue. Children ages 3 – 6 will have a ball at Exploration Station Jr., with a water table, construction zone, and climbing area. Read more about Exploration Station...

Works Theater

Spark your imagination in this live demonstration theater. Check the calendar for show times. Read more about Works Theater...